Story By: CHRIS MOORE / DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY – DELMAR, DE – Let’s try this again. Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., will once again try to complete an event in a rain-marred, special-events season: this time on Saturday, Oct. 21.
The Oct. 21 event serves as a make-up for the postponed Sept. 22 show, featuring an invasion from the Rapid Tire Services USAC East Coast wingless 360 Sprint Cars.
Allentown, Pa.’s Briggs Danner was victorious in the last visit by the USAC East Coast Sprints, coming from the seventh starting position to claim the win.
The Sussex County half-mile oval has laid dormant since that June 30 event, with three consecutive racing programs nixed by Mother Nature.
The USAC East Coast Sprint Cars will be joined in a co-headline event by Millman’s NAPA Modifieds, racing for a $3,000 top prize.
Georgetown, Del.’s Carson Wright visited Victory Lane for the first time in his career, while Milford, Del.’s Jordan Watson leads Millman’s NAPA Modified standings by 28 points into the month of October.
The Blue Hen Dispose-All Crate 602 Sportsman battle 20 laps for a $1,000 top prize.
Crate Late Models will run under a relaxed rules package for this event. Cars meeting the rules for the RUSH Racing Series, Fastrak Racing Series or American All Star Series will be legal for this event. With 11 or more cars, the 20-lap event will pay $1,000 to win. With 10 or fewer cars, a $600 winner’s share will be up for grabs. $100 will be reserved to take the green flag. For Crate Late Model technical questions, call or text Ross Robinson at 302.745.7017.
Completing the program are 12-lap events for the Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.
The night of racing is also the final night of racing before the Delaware State Dirt Championship Weekend at Delaware International Speedway on Nov. 17-18.
Gates open at 4 p.m. One ticket booth will open at 3 p.m. for early pit admission. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m.
Admission is $25 (Adults), $20 for Seniors (ages 65 and up) & Students (ages 13-17). Kids (ages 9-12) pay $10 and Children 8 and under are FREE.
Pit admission is $40 (Non-Members), $35 (NASCAR Members), $10 Kids (ages 6-12) and $2 for Children (ages 5 and under).